I hope you all had a lovely half-term and a relaxing break.
Welcome back to our children who are returning on Tuesday.
We are looking forward to seeing you.
We are all going to be doing the same work starting on Tuesday.
Don’t forget Monday is an INSET day so there is no work planned for this day.
This week our story and our learning is based around the story of
The Snail and the Whale!
Phonics – TWINKL or Letters & Sounds Phonics
Listen to the story here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09mJq3TPrSo
Listen out for the rhyming words.
‘Lift wanted around the world!’- if you were going to go around the world where would you want to go? What do you want to see?
What would you take with you?
Pack your suitcase with all the things you would take. Make a list in case you forget anything!
I would take a camera! What else?
Count how many things you have thought of.
Activity – draw and cut out the things that are in your suitcase. Design a suitcase to put them in.
Maths Complex patterns & Making spirals
The snail has a very impressive shell with a spiral pattern on it.
Practise drawing and recognising spirals. Make your own spiral dangler!
We are going to make spiral shells out of two different coloured playdough at school. Can you make spiral patterns at home – what can you use?
Look at White Rose Early Years maths for ideas.
The link is https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-1-The-Snail-and-the-Whale.pdf
Our story for today is Norman the slug with a silly shell by Sue Hendra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4BcBtKHaO8
Our song today is Snails’ Pace by Bob Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IdM4PLowDw&list=RDdqU-vrZeKCs&index=2
Literacy – Sometimes it can be a bit scary doing new things! Do you think the snail felt frightened? What are you frightened of?
Write a sentence about something you are frightened of and try to think why..
I dont like crocodiles or big hairy spiders. I would run away if I saw any!
Write a sentence about something that you love. Give me a reason why.
I love giraffes because they are so tall and beautiful!
I love flamingos because they can stand on one leg and they are so pink!
Numeracy Cotton bud spirals
Make your fingers extra funky with making dots on your spiral. Make it more exciting and look at designing your spiral with more complex patterns.
Look at the story again on youtube. Adding snails on whales and rocks and…?
See if you can work on your addition skills and tell us a first, then, now story!
Can you write your story as an adding sum?
Our story today is Matisse’s Magical Trail by Sam Hopgood and Sam Boughton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5U6jq8OpcI
Our activity today is to create a snail in the style of a famous artist called Matisse.
This is his famous painting. https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/matisse-the-snail-t00540
Can you cut up squares from coloured paper (or colour in white paper) and make a snail picture
Watch a video about snails https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLCtVGB1mFw
We’re going on a Snail Hunt! -see how many snails you can find but don’t pick them up. Leave them in their home!
Numeracy Snail Danger!
Anywhere the snail went there were dangers and problems. Look at each page and find them.
Literacy – The snail was very brave! What could happen on the snail’s adventure? Write a story about a problem that the snail might have.
Activity – In the story the whale
‘sang to the snail a wonderful song
Of shimmering ice and coral caves
And shooting stars and enormous waves.’
This sounds beautiful! Can you create a picture of what this might look like?
Our story today is Are you a snail? By Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H5PiUuAPv4
Literacy - Yesterday you found out lots of information about snails. Write two facts that you found out about snails.
Our story today is Snail Trail by Ruth Brown read by the Phonic Fairy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsCgl6DobN4
Numeracy – odd and even numbers –
Snail Journey The snail certainly has an adventurous journey! He is on another journey. Can you see where he goes, who he meets and if it is an odd or even number?
Our story today is Snail Trail by Jo Saxon
Activity - Snail Trail Snails leave a silvery trail where they have been. If you were a snail where would your trail have been today? (Don’t forget you have made a slimy square snail like the famous artist Matisse)
Talking Together “Slimy Snail sets out on a trail. But where exactly does he go? Up a hill, over a bridge, down a slope.”
Make a map of where you have been and talk about position and distance. Did you go under the table? Around the couch? Or plan your trail ahead – where will you leave your silvery slimy messages?